Transfer Student Move-In - Housing and Residence Life - Christopher Newport University

Housing and Residence Life

Transfer Student Move-In

  • All students will be required to register for a date and time that best meets their needs. Registration instructions can be found below.
  • Because of this coordinated effort, students should not request to arrive in advance of the dates designated for their specific residential area. Students required to return early for a university-sponsored event, employment, athletic team or marching band must have their name submitted via their coach, employer or other University sponsor.
  • To speed up the unloading process, residents should pack lightly and efficiently, focusing on essentials. Consolidate items into bins and boxes so the vehicle can be unloaded in minimal trips. Residents should not bring additional furniture such as futons, sofas, chairs, etc.
  • Residents must unload in their selected time frame and move their vehicle from the unloading area as soon as all belongings have been removed.
  • Label all items with the student's name and room number.
  • Consolidate items into as few vehicles as possible. You can visit nearby stores later to purchase consumables and other items.
  • A limited number of wheeled carts and bins will be available to use on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are encouraged to bring their own carts, wagons, etc.
  • Packing List

Transfer Students should plan to arrive on campus on Tuesday, August 15 so they can participate in Changing Tides on August 16. Students living in 12-month occupancy units may begin checking-in on July 30, 2023.

  • 12-month occupancy
    • July 30 through August 20
    • includes Greek Village, Rappahannock River Hall, Harrison, Jefferson and Madison
  • 10-month occupancy
    • August 18 through August 20
    • includes CNU Landing, Washington, Presidents Hall, Monroe, Taylor, Tyler, and Wilson
  • 9-month occupancy
    • August 18 through August 20
    • Includes James River, Potomac River South, and Warwick River Hall

  • First, stop at the Welcome Desk in the David Student Union to pick up your CNU ID card. The Welcome Desk is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Students must have a government-issued photo ID available for identity verification.
    • A photo must have been submitted in advance. Contact for instructions.
    • At the start of your registered time, proceed to the check-in location to register with Residence Life staff (see directions below).
  • Residents will receive instructions for completing a room condition form via their email.

  • On Main Campus and Rappahannock River Hall, a limited number of wheeled carts and bins will be available to use on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All residents are encouraged to bring their own carts and hand trucks.
  • Vehicles must be unloaded in the selected time block.
  • Once unloaded, move vehicles from the unloading area to make space for others to unload.
  • Residents and their helpers may return to the room to continue setting up.
  • After unpacking, break down boxes, bag trash and remove all debris to designated trash locations.
  • Please do not leave trash in hallways, lounges, stairwells or parking lots.
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